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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


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I'm 17 and I have small breasts. Does this mean I'll get breast cancer sooner????

I'm 17 and I have small breasts. Does this mean I'll get breast cancer sooner????

No, not at all: There is no such association for developing breast cancer. You need to read up(Google it) about causes of Breast cancer and you will learn that excess of Female hormone(estrogens)may have some such bearing. But you do not have any such problem. ...Read more

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Do all women with small breasts have dense breasts? My mom had dense breasts and had breast cancer at 54. Does this mean I will?

Do all women with small breasts have dense breasts? My mom had dense breasts and had breast cancer at 54. Does this mean I will?

Yes - No: Most women who have smaller breasts have denser tissue. That is because breast tissue is composed of fibrous tissue and fatty tissue. The smaller breasts have less fat so the fibrous tissue is more condensed. Just because your mother had breast cancer does not guarantee you will. HOWEVER, you should be monitored closer because you are at a higher risk. See a local breast surgeon for guidance. ...Read more

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REAL chance of breast cancer- 32 yo, NO FAM hx, , hx fibrocystic breast, small lump moves, no pain - going to doc tomorrow . Major anxiety. Im A mess!

REAL chance of breast cancer- 32 yo, NO FAM hx, , hx fibrocystic breast, small lump moves, no pain - going to doc tomorrow . Major anxiety. Im A mess!

2B brave act brave: Fibrocystic change is not a risk. Any dominant mass does need to be seen. It is very likely it will be benign or resectable for cure. A majority of women go through what you are going through. Be tough. ...Read more

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On my left breast i found a small syst. when i touch i can feel it as medium hard.no pain and no irritation.Is there any chances of breast cancer?

On my left breast i found a small syst. when i touch i can feel it as medium hard.no pain and no irritation.Is there any chances of breast cancer?

See a doctor: you are 25 years old most likely chance of cancer is zero but you need to pay attention to the cyst that you have either it is a oil gland cyst on the breast that is fine as long as it is not infected if it is deeper cyst that mean you can feel but you could not see you better go and see your doctor to make sure nothing to worry about and he can aspirated and make disappear in his office ...Read more

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Why are women getting mastectomies just because there is a chance of breast cancer?

Why are women getting mastectomies just because there is a chance of breast cancer?

Best prevention Rx: Unfortunately, some women are at such high risk for breast cancer, that at the present time the best means of prevention is to undergo bilateral 'prophylactic' mastectomies. Quite often, these people have watched loved-ones have breast (or ovarian) cancer and have lived with the fear that their cancer was inevitable. Though extreme, this operation often leads to a much better quality of life. ...Read more

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I'm going smtimes in solarium for 10 min with break then 15 min without wearing bra. How big is a chance of breast cancer?

I'm going smtimes in solarium for 10 min with break then 15 min without wearing bra. How big is a chance of breast cancer?

Skin cancer: The risk is not for breast cancer but for skin cancer in general and melanoma in particular. It would be prudent to not expose yourself to UV radiation. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding reduce a womens chance of breast cancer?

Does breastfeeding reduce a womens chance of breast cancer?

Yes!!: Breast feeding is thought to be "protective" for breast cancer. However, there are many other factors that go into breast cancer risk. So, breast feed with the reassurance you are reducing your overall risk, but please speak with your physician about the many other factors (family history, smoking, age of first period, etc.) that effect your overall risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more